European Union External Action
After the adoption in 2015 through the UN of the 2030 agenda on sustainable development and the successful conclusion of COP 21 in Paris, Environment and Climate Change issues lie at the heart of the implementation by the EU of a renewed and universal sustainable development agenda.
The European Union must make full use of its huge potential outside its borders if it is to meet the expectations of its own citizens, and this is the main goal of the EU Global Strategy for Foreign and Security Policy, High Representative Federica Mogherini said in a keynote speech in Stockholm.
From 30 November to 11 December Paris hosts the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 11th session of the meeting of the parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 11).
The United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development at a special summit on 25 September.
On 17 June 2015, European Embassies around the world celebrate the European Climate Diplomacy Day, to highlight the positive action that is being taken around the globe in collaboration with the EU and its Member States.